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Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
of the stricken reactor is at the fukushima plant. radiation continues to spread from the site. u.s. engineers and others are explaining their options of containing the leak. >> in the small village 40 kilometers northeast of fukushima, while outside detroit exclusion zone, the people living here thought they were safe -- northeast of fukushima, well east -- outside of the exclusion zone. >> this has exceeded the data. >> the latest news from fukushima also offers no grounds for optimism. yvette tb's do not know when or even if they will be able to return home -- in evacuees -- the evacuees do not know. >> we do not know when the situation will normalize, and we do not think there will be a future for us in the city. >> operator tepco has decided to decommission four of the reactors. filling them up may be necessary. >> government and experts are considering but these four buildings at the fukushima-dai- ichi plant to stop the spread of the substances. >> a they will spray it with a synthetic resin to try to prevent radioactive dust from being blown away or being watched to see. in a refugee c
PBS
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
radiation in the vicinity posed no immediate danger. but she added japan was considering asking the u.s. military for assistance. the nuclear emergency has forced the evacuation of more than 400,000 people. those in the affected area lineup for hours for drinking water, food, and other essential goods. most of remained, in the face of enormous hardship and confusing news -- confusing news. now some are growing anxious. >> i am extremely uneasy. information is so complex, and i cannot make any decisions by myself. i am really confused. >> emergency officials are checking people at shelters who fled the affected area for higher levels of radiation. but levels so far are of little concern, as is limited radioactivity directed in drinking water in the fukushima area. >> the japanese emperor has expressed his deep concern about the nuclear crisis. in a rare address to the nation, he called on the japanese people to reach out and help each other in this time of national suffering. in the disaster areas in the country's northeast, hundreds of thousands of people are still facing shortages of f
PBS
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
intervention in libya diplomatic pressure is growing. the u.s., britain and france warned gaddafi to hold the advance and pull back on other cities. this comes on the heels of a decision to propose a no-fly zone. gaddafi has declared a cease- fire but rebels say government forces continued their assault. >> for these rebels the no-fly zone cannot come soon enough. the resolution gives me new hope. >> there for libya has decided on an immediate cease-fire and stoppage of all operations. >> that announcement has been received with skepticism. >> the libyan people have called for international assistance. this resolution paves the way for that to be answered. colonel gaddafi's refusal to hear the repeated calls to stop violence against his own people has left us with no other choice. >> the international community will not be tricked by the libyan regime. the international community will verify strict compliance with the resolution. >> at the nato headquarters preparations were made to pave the way for operations to begin this weekend. >> we now have the power and legal basis to stop. that i
PBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> thank you. britain says it will be hosting a summit in london next week. progress on the u.s. mandate intervention in libya. the u.s. military said there is no indication that coalition air strikes resulted in any civilian casualties. wednesday night, sites again or targeted in the capital of tripoli. bobby gaddafi -- gaddafi's tanks in israel were hit. schelling's have resumed. >> a propaganda war is also being waged in libya. brandishing, a presenter on libyan state television pledged to give his last breath for libyan leader gaddafi. state television also broadcast images of gaddafi's supporters staging demonstrations and gaddafi himself making a brief public appearance for the first time in days. speaking from his compound, gaddafi pledged victory, denouncing what he called the unjustified aggression of crusader nations. although the united nations- backed strike had forced his troops to retreat, battles are still waiting on the ground. rebels and regime forces are still fighting for controleastee been engaged in a standoff for days. the u.s. president says intervention would not
PBS
Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm PDT
argues that the arab states will be alienated if nato led the mission. but the u.s., italy, and britain have been pushing for nato to take over the operation. william hayes said that a unified command is necessary -- william hague said that a unified command is necessary. meanwhile, rebel forces in libya's third largest city say they have killed 30 loyalists snipers. troops loyal to gaddafi have been in the hospital. there are also reports of heavy fighting in northern east. >> more and more civilians are leading the stern -- are leading the eastern town as heavy gunfire continues between troops and rebels. >> this situation is getting worse and worse. god will punish those who are responsible for this. >> on thursday, libyan state tv showed footage of damage caused by overnight air strikes. officials say that a western bombs destroyed a military base in tripoli. france has since confirmed that dozens of coalition planes were indeed in operation over the country. libyan tv also showed injured people being admitted to hospital. libyan authorities said that 18 people were killed in the st
PBS
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
a blast car radiation levels rose for a time. at the u.s. is sending more specialists to help deal with the threat. in the country's -- in the country, the northeast humanitarian crisis -- the government has appealed for calm as people in tokyo began to flee the city or stock up on the essential supplies. >> in japan, the un's the nuclear energy agency says the containment wall at one of the reactors at the fukushima power plant may have been breached after an explosion on monday. radiation levels rose after a fire and separate reactor blast. most of the people within 30 kilometers have been evacuated. those remaining are being urged to stay indoors. above normal radiation levels have been measured in tokyo, 250 kilometers to the south. >> it tuesday's fire in reactor no. 4 and damage from explosions at the other reactor blocks pose a potentially disastrous situation. reports say pull for spent fuel rods in reactor no. 4 may have overheated and cannot be refueled -- cannot be refilled with water. workers are making a desperate attempt to pour water into the partially damaged roof u
PBS
Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
over who will take leadership over from the u.s. is open. some are urging for is to be transferred to nato. >> rejoined mr. you buy a middle east analyst. this is beginning to look messy. -- we are joined in the studio by in middle east analyst. >> it was not well thought through but was necessary. there would have been a bloodbath without it. no one in europe, the non is states, for the arab league have the desire to continue making business with gaddafi. it was necessary. we see the chaos theory in the making. there is chaos on the ground we have no idea how the opposition movement is being set up and to assess what with in the movement. on the western side within nato, we have no idea who is in command of the whole business. is it the french, americans? who is it? >> gaddafi still seems to be enjoying a lot of support back home. >> we have to be careful. there are people loyal to him. there are tribes grateful to him because he has financed them over 42 years. this is some gratitude. we're talking about tribes. with tribal allegiances, a look at who is holding power. if they fee
PBS
Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm PST
clinton also saying that u.s. forces were involved in helping out on that effort. there is still a lot of concern about some of the fires that are burning around sendai and other parts of the country. they are saying that the train lines are going to be down tomorrow as well. it will be very difficult when the sun comes up in a few hours for authorities in rescue workers to get into those devastated areas. >> yes, daybreak will be a very sobering experience for everyone in japan. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> japanese authorities are taking steps to make sure that the earthquake disaster does not lead to a nuclear catastrophe. officials at one of the nuclear power facility said they will release slightly radioactive vaguer -- a vapor to ease the dangers pressure in one of the reactors. the cooling system in that reactor failed after the are of great, forcing japan's prime minister to declare a nuclear emergency. 6000 people have been ordered to evacuate the area. it is the largest nuclear facility area with 14 reactors. i will talk more about that. i am joined live by the direc
PBS
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, prompting renewed fear. meanwhile, the u.s. carrier george washington, which is stationein japan, has left the harbor south of tokyo as a precaution. >> another nuclear emergency has certainly tten the aention of the german chancellor. she says, rapid decisions are needed on the future of power in this country. and the leaders of the power plants say therefore -- there will be a panel to assess the risk on german nuclear plant. >> tuesday's meeting at the chancellery produced an agreement on the addition of a panel of experts. there will look at the implications of nuclear power. an ethics commission for safe energy supply will be tasked with assessing the risks and ranking them. >> it won't focus on current safety standards, but on identifying risks that have not been considered in the past. >> isn't it time to reassess the promises that we work with and base our standards on new, tougher premises? couldn't two catastrophe strike in germany at the same time, a flood, and an explosion? >> the goal is to make nuclear power a thing of the past quickly and aim for renewable energy. but that h
PBS
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
.at the moment we don't hae the information we need to form a clear picture. >> france is also hosting the e.u.'s most ambush tious and expensive nuclear project to date. work is underway on an experimental fusion reactor. the european commission is pumping $7 billion into the project, but now may have to reconsider. let's move on to other international news now, and the united arab emeritus says it has sent some 500 police officers in to bahrain to calm anti-government protests by the kingdom's shia muslim majority. earlier on monday, some 200 saudi military vehicles entered bahrain carrying troops. bahraini state television shows footage of a convoy crossing a convoy and bahrain called on other gulf states to help kwell the demonstrations which are calling for more democracy. the opposition has called the move an act of war. roadblocks set up on protestors sunday to prevent access to the financial business harbor have remained in place. >> well, the libyan government says its forces continue to make advances against rebels in the east of the country. a rebel spokesman has denied claims that gov
PBS
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, deliberations are still continuing in the u.s. what are the details of the resolution on the table? >> well, the resolution was drafted by the british and the french and it basically calls for all measures that would protect civilians. that includes a cease-fire, end to violence, and most importantly, a ban on libyan air space excluding humanitarian flights. it excludes the use or deployment of occupational force. what it boils down to this resolution is military force focusing on a no-fly zone, but excluding occupation. >> who is in favor and who is against and do you think it will pass? >> well, it's always hard to say with the security council. there seems to be a majority for it, even a comfortable majority. that is not the question. the question is what will the veto powers do, especially here, the two countries that are most likely to use their veto, china and russia for various reasons. russia has very good relationships or had very good relationships with libya, has a lot of investment down there with the gas industry. the french diplomats who have been very aggressive pushing this
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